I don't really know a lot about upgrading my computer. Any help would be great. Thanks.
I forgot to mention I am trying to make it run games like CS:GO and DayZ at a reasonable level.4 more replies
help my compaq keeps frezzing, i dont know whats wrong with it i have opened it but i cant see any problems. help
compaq presario 5000 series
i have had this computer for a few years and have had a few problems with it, the first problem was that the cd drives didnt open, next the modem installed on it didnt work, next something happened to the cpu, and at the end of all that compaq just gave me a new pc, the first pc i had was a dell dimension xps t500 which im using now until i can get my compaq workin the dell has worked great from the day i got it havnt had one single problem with it, its a bit slow but it works great its only 64mb and pentium 3.
It sounds to me like you got a Compaq Lemon But you can try to relaod the operating system next becasue you have replaced almost everything else and this is all that is left give it a try and that lemon might squeeze out some results if not I would sell it to the fruit factory and get a different Compaq
The computer is running windows XP and appears to run okay. The problem is that when it is shut down completely it goes to a Blue screen that says the following:
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The system has Halted***
Like i said the computer seems to be running okay, but when it is shut down this is the message that comes up and it has to be turned off manually. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be or things i should check.
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Hey dudes, i was wondering if you could help me figure out what's going on here, though i might already have a guess, i'd like to get opinions as well as solving matters.
I'm helping my friend solve a problem with her laptop where her Compaq Presario v3119AU suddenly just stopped detecting the wireless card, even in device manager.
Now, we've tried reformatting, running it in linux or win vista and I've even gone so far as to take out her wireless card to test it in my laptop, and to test mine on hers only to get the same results, that the card isn't detected in her compaq, whereas her Broadcom Wireless works on my ASUS laptop...
I'm suspecting that over time of her using the laptop on the bed or so that the board has somewhat cook off... probably... any input on this? so far the only option i see now is to head it back to compaq...
hamsteyr, i'm sorry, this is first symptoms of northbridge dying(nv6150go). the problem is that nv6150go makes some disturbances in pci-ex bus,and thus preventing the wireless card from detection. well, you an try to update your bios, it may help. i had 10 or 20 cases like this in my repairing practice. 5 laptops were cured(completely?) with BIOS reflashing. the others - nv6150go/nf-spp100 replacing.
I was having problem with my battery not charging so I went to Compaq web site for help. I was told to update the rompaq I guess thats the Firmware for the bios. After installing the update the computer rebooted, but it did not start. Now the computer has power but nothing happens when you hit the power button. Any thoughts
I just thought I would post this for anyone with a Compaq Presario F500 series notebook. HP has announced a service enhancement and this is a link to identify if your laptop is part of their enhancement program.
There is also a link there for the latest BIOS which HP recommends.
When I insert a PC Card in my Compaq Presario 1200-series laptop computer, I receive a message that indicates MTD-0002 hardware is detected. Also, an unknown device named "PCMCIA MTD-0002" appears in my Device Manager.
This is my problem, exactly from the Q274509 in the Microsoft Knowledge base. When i attempt to do what it suggests to fix, (To resolve this issue, disable the Sound Blaster setting in the Phoenix BIOS, but do not disable Onboard PCI Audio in the Phoenix BIOS. ), I find that neither the Sound Blaster Setting nor the Onboard PCI Audio setting exist in my BIOS.
What am I to do? I cannot connect to the internet with my laptop anymore because my modem doesn't work with the laptop!!! Please help me either find this setting (if i just didnt look hard enough) or find a way around this. Either and/or Both would be much appreciated.
is the link to the microsoft knowledge base site that explains this problem.
I have had a Compaq Presario 1500 laptop for about 2 years now, and I am quite un-satisfied when it comes to multi-tasking several applications at the same time. Sometimes it is so slow that I cannot minimize a full-screen application to read up on something on the net. I currently only have 256 megs of ram, but I read on the internet that tihs model could have up to 1 gigabyte. This is great, but therein lies my question. The laptop has two ram slots, one of which has been empty since i got the computer. Could I get a gig of ram and still keep the 256y meg stick as an added boost? or is the 1 gig the maximum for both slots?
Well if your laptop supports a maximum of 1gb then that means 512mb per RAM slot.
Here are a few links on Newegg which is the Maximum Memory you could get for your Laptop. This is if you are in USA
Original 500GB HDD was showing signs of eminent failure.I successfully cloned the drive to a new 400GB HDD, using NORTON GHOST.(I know this drive is smaller than the original, but less than 30GB was being used on the original)Anyway, The new drive would not boot.Assuming that the problem may be OS license-related, I ordered the Compaq Recovery Discs Set.While waiting for the Recovery Disc Set to arrive, I purchased a Sandisk 120GB SSD.(Again, I know that the 120GB SSD is smaller than the original 500GB HDD that came with the computer, but I do not plan to even fill it 50%.)Anyway, The Recovery Disc Set arrived and I attemted to use it on the new Sandisk 120GB SSD.The process seemed to go fine, all 3 discs of the set seemed to copy, and then the computer restarts and a screen displaying files flying across the screen from one folder to another stays there forever.I waited 15 hours and came back and I still just see:Files flying across the screen, from one folder to another folder.The drive activity light is blinking, but obviously there is a problem. Some possible related facts/information:The SSD is detected in the BIOS.The SSD Checks good, by the BIOS Diagnostics "Smart" Tests.I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS to disable AHCI, it only shows SATA or IDE.Current Bios version is 5.5.5, and I have been unable to find a BIOS Update anywhere.Current Memory (RAM) is 4GB (2x2GB), which was an upgrade since the machine was originally purchased. Can someone p... Read more
Greetings, I use Paragon Professional Disk Imaging software. Try Macrium Reflect free. Disk cloning is also included in the free version. Cheers!1 more replies
I am upgrading a Compaq Presario 5000 model #5WB220 with a very low 15 GB hard drive for a friend. It currently has Windows ME and there is no Compaq Restore CD.
I have increased the memory to 320 by adding an additional 256 MB RAM.
I am wanting to totally replace the 15GB hard drive with an 80 GB hard drive and load Windows XP Home.
The problem I am finding out is that Compaq has propriertory info on a partition within the existing drive. From what I understand without the Restore CD, I can't put the new drive in.
I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives to doing this.
Can I install XP on the existing drive and then transfer all the data (to include the compaq proprietory info) to the new drive in a slave position?
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Here's the problem:
Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.
This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.
Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.
I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?
Thanks in advance.
Hallo, I'm trying to upgrade my CQ60 300 SI which stock CPU is a Sempron SI-42 mounted on a Wistron 303C Socket s1 MOBO with a AMD Turion 64 X2 TMDTL60HAX5DM but as I have installed it my PC didn't start. I had a black screen with no tentative bootstrap. I had already upgraded my BIOS to the F.54 from the old F.35 version, but this didn't help at all. Is there anybody who experienced the same problem and have found a wayout to solve the issue? Thanks in advance
Hi, Turion 64 X2 MDTL60HAX5DM it is not compatible because it belongs to the previous generation AMD Socket S1g1 Processors compatible with your laptop, belong to AMD Puma platform (2008) core Lyon Socket S1g2 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02985882 AMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-88 2.50-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-87 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-86 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-85 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-84 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-82 2.20-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-80 2.10-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-70 2.00-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-72 2.10-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-74 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-75 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-76 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-77 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cache1 more replies
I have the above laptop, but the harddisk space is running out. The quotation from compaq for the harddisk upgrade is very ex. I have bought a new harddisk. But i can't find any webby that teaches how to DIY upgrade the harddisk for my presario 800. How any1 done it b4 or maybe thats a web site that teaches how to do it?
Any help is appreciated.
Hi thereIm looking to upgrade my desktop pc.What i plan:-Amd phenom iix4 965 black edition-Msi r7 i thnik it needs 500watts-Maby a new psu, my one only has 230wattsPlease can you tell me if i can fit these items and any recommendations if not.Thanks Note: Im paartly new to building computers only had experience of changing hard drvies, gpu and ram.Thanks!More replies
I have a compaq presario 800. It have run out of warrenty. My friend have given me a 20GB harddisk, i am thinking of installing it in myself, but i am scared when i open the laptop up, some small components will drop out and i will not be able to use my system anymore.
Anyone with the experience in upgrading harddisk or know of any website that have pics that show how to upgrade a compaq presario 800 harddisk?
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I have an old Presario 5461 and I wanted to see if it was worth uprgrading (for some reason I am emotionally attached to it LOL).
How would you upgrade this machine if you had it?
(I already upgraded the memory once but there's room for more)
Processor: 500 MHz AMD-K6-2 processor with 3DNow technology
System bus: 100 MHz system bus
System memory: 64 MB, 100 MHz SyncDRAM, shared memory architecture, three total DIMM slots upgradable to 384 MB - 8 MB dedicated for video memory (SyncDRAM DIMM required)
Hard drive: 10.0 GB 2 UltraDMA hard drive
- Use CD-R and CD-RW media for recording or rewriting capability.
- Store up to 650 MB of data or up to 74 minutes of music.
- 24x Max reading and 4x MAX recording for creating CDs with maximum performance and flexibility.
- Create CD-ROM discs quickly and easily with just!burn software.
Modem: 56K ITU V.90 modem 4
Cache: 512K L2 Pipeline Burst Cache
Compaq Easy Access Internet keyboard:
Explore the Web with powerful tools for easy Internet access - all with the touch of a button.
Instant Internet - Instant access to news and information
Instant Search - Your direct link to AltaVista for easy online exploring
Instant e-mail - Quick, one-touch access for sending and receiving e-mail
Online Marketplace - Better ideas for the most satisfying shopping experience
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so not sure what your final specs are - i would upgrade the memory - thats the quick upgrade - but you have upgraded 3 times ... to what ....
I would like to upgrade the memory on my Compaq Presario f500 laptop but I can't find the specs anywhere to know how much I can upgrade to. entering the product number gives me Compaq Presario f500 CTO, and states info is not on the web.
It had vista on when I bought it, but I wiped that and installed Linux. Linux tells me it currently has the following:
L1 cache 64kB
L1 Cache 1024kB.
I assume from that I can put a 1gB stick into the 64 slot?
Do I need to take the current sticks out to determine what type it is, and how to I decipher that information?
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I need some help with my compaq on whether i could change my processor to a better one.
i have done some upgrades myself by changing the ram to 2gb and the graphics card to a ati 5670 and the power supply to a 560w.
Heres the link to the computer info:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3330128
I would also like some suggestion on a cpu that is a mid-high range processor thks!
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I have doubled the memory in my laptop and the basic system seems to note the increase.
However, I notice from the memory usage monitor that the usage never exceeds 50% ..... which would suggest the system does not appear to use the extra memory ...
....is there a software / confirhuration thing I need to do in addition to simply adding the memory ......???
I confirm that the basic system seems to note the full memory is present ... its just that the op sys does not seem to use it???
Let's see what system info files say.
Please run this app - http://jcgriff2.com/0x2/Windows_NT6_..._jcgriff2_.exe
When it is complete, Windows Explorer will open to your Documents folder and a newly created folder named Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 will be hilighted.
Zip up the entire folder and attach to your next post.
Regards. . .
I would like to upgrade the RAM in this dinosaur. What exactly do I need, and where is the cheapest place online I can find it? Thanks.
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I was recently given a Compaq Presario CQ57 (300 Series) by a friend running Windows 10 64 Bit. Processor - AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz It was running very slow so I upgraded the Hard Drive to an SSD and increased the RAM to 8GB. I then did a clean install of WIN 10 64 bit. While this has improved the speed a little bit it is nowhere near as fast as I would have expected. The only software I am running at the moment is McAfee Anti-Virus and Firewall. Does anyone have any suggestions that could still be making it very sluggish. I gather that it is not possible to upgrade the processor. Thank youMore replies
can anyone tell me what kind of ram do i need..apparently i have to have a specific part number according to my pc...
Go To 4allmemory.com And Use The Memory Finding Tool.you Need To Know What Kind Of Pc You Have And It Will Tell You What Memory Upgrade You Need.
I have an old Compaq and want to increase the RAM to the maximum. Presently have two sticks of 128 SDRAM. I want to know if I can increase the RAM beyond 256 MB. What is the highest possible amount on this machine? I have searched the HP/Compaq sites endlessly but can't find out what the maximum RAM I can install. The only success on the HP/Compaq site was a out of stock stick at 128.
System Serial Number: 1X07DTZ9R1T7
750 megahertz Intel Pentium III
Board: Compaq 06C0h
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 686C3 04/18/2001
256 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 128 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 128 MB
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Hi all, I have searched all over the internet and cannot find anything that tells me whether I can upgrade the processor in my laptop. I currently run an Athlon XP-M 2400+, and I would like to upgrade it to an Athlon XP-M 3000+. I am pretty sure I will need a new bios, and the chip is supported by the motherboard. Can anyone help me find a bios that will work? Or is it just not possible to upgrade my laptop. . .
There are two letters after 2175. Could you post those?
Hey guys, been a while since I last posted here.
Alright so recently I got myself a Compaq Presario SR1000 which I stumbled across in my local market after buying some new gear for work, the PC is fully refurbished and was W-XP and now W-7 after a complete format of the hard drive and sticking Windows 7 on.
Also got myself a decent enough graphics card for the PC games I currently own.
Okay now so, eh...The computer itself is very old and the hardware within it before I had installed the new graphics card which is a Radeon HD 6670 is say more than five years old at least, I'm wanting to turn this computer into a new gaming PC and so I'm looking for a new motherboard.
I'm not sure at the moment of what type motherboard it is, but I'm thinking its a MATX (Mid-ATX) board.
I'm wondering though if anyone knows of any other motherboard that would fit the Presario SR1000?
If you want to upgrade, along with a new motherboard, you will need new memory, CPU, CPU cooler and power supply at a minimum. Basically you are building a brand new computer. As cases are relatively inexpensive I would also go with a better case that has more cooling as it will be needed for a "gaming" system. Factory PC cases are not usually designed with the cooling needed for a gaming PC. Also consider Compaq Presario computers (and cases) are the "low end" or "inexpensive" line from HP.1 more replies
hey guys, i just did a scan with 'HD Tune 3.50 Pro' and it found one 'damaged block' and from what i can tell it isn't possible to repair it?
does anyone know how i can replace the hard drive?
i was thinking about replacing the RAM. how difficult is this?
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Ive got 6-7 year old Presario M2000 lappy that's running 1GB of RAM on it atm. I used a piece of software to test the max RAM that can be used on the laptop and it said 2GB.
Now when i read this (And i checked out a few other sites too):
512MB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR PC2700 upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario M2000 Series Laptop/Notebook, CT526869 from Crucial.com
It says that the max RAM that this laptop can handle is 512MB per slot (which is what i have right now).
Does this mean i can't upgrade to 1GB per slot in order to have 2GB on this laptop?? If so was the software wrong?
Thanks for any help..
Run the Crucial System Scanner on the computer. This should tell you the RAM type and how much RAM the motherboard will support. This should confirm that this motherboard will only support 1X 512 MB chip per slot for a total of 1GB3 more replies
After purchasing (1) 128 MB SDRAM, PC133 RAM stick for my old Compaq Presario, Model 5822, with a Pentium II processor, 550 MHZ, I realized that the "Computer Wiz" sales kid at the Best Buy didn't know what the heck he was talking about.
After a search here, (what I should have done before buying) I checked the following sites that were recomended by the TG members:
Apparently, I should have bought 1(or 2) PC100, SDRAM RAM stick(s). However, I still have a few questions that I hope someone will answer:
1) Memory.com & Crucial.com say that the maximum memory for this computer is 256 MB, while Kingston.com says that the maximum possible is 512 MB. The computer has two RAM Slots (64 MB & a 32 MB). Who is right?
2) On the package of the new, ill purchased, 128 MB PC 133, it shows also 16x64. What does this mean? Should I watch out for these numbers during my next trip to BEST BUY?
3) Whats the deal with DDRAM, SDRAM, RAM, .....Which one is right for my computer?
PS. In case anybody is wondering, I put in the 128 MB RAM along with the existing 64 MB RAM. The Computer displayed (counted) the RAM up in the top corner (white characters on a black sc... Read more
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I just installed a simm in the external memory slot for the compaq presior 1200, for my neice.
She didn't have the manual. Her notebook is running with windows 98.
Do we need to anything else besides put the memory in the slot on the bottom of the presario 1200 for it to function. And if so what?
Do we need to change any settings or anything, or will everything happen automatically once I have installed the Simm.
Make sure the memory is FOR that Compaq, as generic memory is sometimes not compatible with Compaq computers.
But otherwise, pop it in, put the cover back on, power up... the system may BEEP "MEMORY CHANGE" - then reboot or something... but nothing to it.
I have this computer that i got from my stepson that he was trashing. I do not know much about it other than it was an 80 Gb memory, and 192 Mb of ram. I have had it for about 2 years, and i used it mostly for a trial for an operating system to see the different ones. I installed and uninstalled LinuxMint, PuppyLinux, and some xp operating systems from different downloads, that were created from other individuals. I am not computer eliterate, and that is why i use this computer to try out. I did not want to do all this on my good pc, because, a lot of it i do not know. I would like to be able to just wipe everything off, and start over again, but a lot of the things i hear, do not understand. I cannot make it read a disc, (windows), I do not know which way to go, but would just like to see if it can be done, before i trashed it. I have tried another forum from another program, but i got nowhere. If you think you could help me, i will try what i can do. Just let me know.
a lot i do not understand, nor how to do, and last effert i did somewhere else, i was sometimes told, that i did not know what i was doing. I told this group this, and i already know of my... Read more
I have solved my problem, so far. One of the os disc that i had been useing was windows 8 elite, and it also was not working. I tried it again, and withen there startup menue, there was a link for what was called a mini, and i never used it. The larger part of os would show on my on my older pc, but never would load. I clicked the mini this time, and a very small program came on. most of the links would not even work, but i could get to disc management, to see that there was a partition there that was not alocated, like the program that was there been deleted. I reformated this partition, and tried the larger os again, and it worked. the operating system went on my older pc. Do not know what happened, but what ever it was happened when i was putting another system there. I even divided that partition, formated, and put another there. I plan to get rid of the one that i put on first, extend the second one, and go from there. Now, i saw somewhere that you could increase ram and memory by somehow formating usb flash drive, and it adding to my old computer. Is that right? Thanks for all the help, i got a lot of replies.Jimmy5 more replies
when I turn it on it asks for a power on password and I have no idea what it is-How do I get around it? I have pushed every button I can think of. It has windows xp home.
Sorry, TSG-Rules -Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided.
Hello, I want to upgrade from the E-300 dual core 1.30ghz processor currently installed in my Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA. Can you please provide a list of compatible AMD Processors I can install into this notebook PC? Thank you.
Hi, It is an AMD processor: Model number E-300CPU part number EME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorSocket BGA413BGA processors, like this one, are soldered on a motherboard, as a result, upgrading or replacing them means buying a new motherboard which means buying a new computer. Regards.2 more replies
I was wondering if the following are able to be put into a compaq sr5110nx. Mind you I will be either getting a new HDD or formating the one in it and putting Windows XP Home Edition as the OS,and getting rid of Vista.
Thanks so much for responses!!
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Hey to all! Since my girlfriends cq61 died, and led blinking gives me CPU failure, i would like to replace its CPU.I have already taken CQ61 apart and CPU inside was AMD Sempron M120. Since i am replacing it anyway i tought i would put something more powerful in. What CPU-s are supported by my model? I read in this thread http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/Compaq-Presario-CQ61-415sa-Processor-Upg... That M620 - Turion II Ultra @ 2.5GHz is supported on some CQ61 models, will it work for me? Is that best i can do? Best RegardsMix
Before you focus in on the CPU I will let you know that it is much more likely the problem is the motherboard than the CPU.6 more replies
I just bought a compaq presario cq5320f computer and i am wanting to upgrade the video card. Im kinda new to the hardware end of things and was wondering if any body had any ideas for a power supply and video card that would be easy on the low budget side of things. Any help would be very much appreciated! Here are my specs as listed on newegg.com.
Brand COMPAQ Series Presario Model CQ5320F(AY030AA#ABA) Recommended Usage Home / Home Office Processor AMD Athlon II X2 240(2.8GHz) Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor Cache Per Processor 2MB L2 Cache Memory 3GB DDR3 1333 Hard Drive 500GB SATA Optical Drive 1 SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 1407MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7 Audio Sound card - Integrated Ethernet 10/100Base-T network interface Keyboard Compaq USB keyboard Mouse Compaq USB optical mouse Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Motherboard Chipset NVIDIA nForce MCP61P Chipset CPU CPU Type Athlon II X... Read more
Try the Windows Compatibility Center for finding compatible hardware: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx.
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Ok guys, im new here so i hope you can help me to figure this out.
I have been more than 3 days fighting with this an my options now are CERO. My problem:
Im formatting and reinstalling a fresh Windows XP on a Compaq Presario SR1923WM desktop, the first installation process that copies the files to the hard drive its fine, the problem starts when xp starts to install devices, it firstly was stopping at 35 minutes, i tried to find out the problem opening the setupapi.log, then i did erase the .inf causing the trouble and nothing. By the was i was using aXP version.
Then i tried with another disc, this time a Windows XP for HP machines, this times the minutes went down completely, the progress bar reached the 1% and then again showed me one gray screen and the system was hanging again.
Then, i figure out that the initial XP installed on the machine was the Windows XP Media Center Editio 2005, so i tried to install this with an OEM disc and then again it started to hang at 35 minutes.
I have tried other XP disc and nothing happens, i just can't get any OS installed on this PC.
Any help would be so much appreciated!
Sorry for my grammar im not native english speaker.
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Hello folks my son inherited a Compaq Presario SR5210NX desktop which has basic came with it hardware. I want to upgrade his machine upgrade his memory add a graphics card and if possible add a better CPU . My question is since the mother board is generic I can not get any more specs except that the CPU slot is a socket 775 series socket for this machine. Which would be best CPU for his system and would not melt down his system ill post link to the site that had the best info below.
Compac Presario SR5210NX
Well I found motherboard specs but it has a few different CPU that can be used the question now is which would be the better one for gaming?
Mother Board Specs
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Good day to everybody. i'd like to ask for your advice or opinion re: my computer trouble.
I have a Compaq Presario Desktop (5000 series) who has been consistently having intermittent power on and off problems. I will be able to use it one day, and then the following day, it just wont turn on! I already had it checked by numerous technicians, but they can't seem to find anything wrong with the computer because when they turn it on, the computer powers on. I bring it home and then, a few days after, it just refuses to turn on again!
I had every aspect of the computer checked and observed. Power source is ok. The AVR is new and works when i use it with other devices. RAM is working fine. I dont know what to do anymore! I know something is wrong with it but the technicians can't put their finger on it. I had one technician who told me that the motherboard is short-circuiting with the casing so he put foam/insulator all around! *Sigh, I dont know if that is even possible, not to mention logical...
I hope any of you guys and girls out there could help me out.. I will be extremely grateful for any suggestions that you could give. THank you very much.
could be a problem with the power coming out of the wall..can you connect to a different outlet..
I need the Realtek sound driver for my Compaq Presario SR5130NX. The automatic system on the HP Website does not show the driver and gets an error. I wound like to have the sound back on my Desktop.
Hi: See if the audio driver directly from Realtek works for you. Accept the agreement. Download and install the 1st driver on the list (32 bit). http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownT...1 more replies
I've been using my desktop since 2005 w/ Xp OS (which no longer supports). Since last year OS won't boot up with first try.On first try PSU fan will keep running & running- faster but won't bootup until shutdown power & try 2-3 times, then OS will start & complete the booting process. Recently, noticed it's taking 10-15 times rebotting before you can see the windows coming up & alos noticed the date/time is several years back(probably the battery also dying). Meantine, I tried with different PC Power cable but the same thing. Lately, the Power supply unit seems won't get any power, so, now even PSU fan also won't run & even the green light-not seeing. So, I opened the cover & took out the PSU -opened it & found lots of dust in it-cleaned it & plug into power outlet (alone) & now I see the green light. Bought a new CR2032 battery to install. Do you think I need to change the CMOS postion? Do you think it's PSU problem or it's Mother board problem or Hardrdrive problem? I've lots old data & my little child's sweet memories of pictures & videos. I do not want to loose anything. Your advice is highly appreciated. Thanks.More replies
Can I upgrade my RAM and GPU for this system ? Is there any limit to the upgrade ( Maximum ) that my desktop pc can support? If so what would be correct product to buy? Thank you, Ar.Jerome BenhurMore replies
so i want to upgrade my motherboard because i wanna upgrade my processor but the processor i want is a AM2 Socket and my motherboard is a 939 socket can someone give me a little help what motherboard is compatible with my system and can replace my ASUS A8AE-LE on my Compaq Presario SR1630NX Desktop PC?
With all the parts you are looking at changing,you would probably
be better off buying a new computer case and building from
If you change the motherboard and cpu,you won't be able
to use the oem operating system that came with your computer.
Buying a case can keep you from having to deal with the
proprietary connections in the compaq.
You should be able to use the drives from the compaq.
That way you can use whatever motherboard fits your new case.
on my compaq presario sr1630nx i have a power supply running a ATX-300-12Z Rev:.BD 300W and i wanna upgrade to one of these three but im not sure how to tell if they would be a direct fit to my system or are they all one size fits all. can i get someones advise?
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I'm not sure if this belongs in Drivers or here, but I'm having an issue with the video drivers on my laptop. It's an HP Compaq Presario V6000 series,v6205 according to the limited tech support I received.
The laptop was purchased in '06 and originally ran Windows Vista, however I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit a couple of days ago, and have had an issue finding compatible drivers, namely a driver for my nVidia graphics card. HP's website has the drivers for XP and Vista, but want to charge me to get 7 compatible drivers (59.99 for a one-time use). I've read on other forums that it is possible to take the non-manufacturer drivers and modify the .INF files to work, but I'm inexperienced with that sort of stuff. Can anyone offer some advice or walk me through this? The card is an nVidia GeForce 6150. If there are any other details I've left out, I'd be happy to add them. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: In the event that I can't secure the proper drivers, does anyone know if Linux is an option for such a machine? Or would the same driver issues be present?
Try these drivers,
NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL
New to PC. I have just received a Compaq Pressario SR5113WM and need to install a wireless card. I am not sure what I would be looking for. Type of card and how to install. Thanks.
You need a standard USB wireless device like this:
Install the software and plug it into a USB port when told to by on-screen instructions. Secure the wireless network by providing a password. Done... Simple
OK guys, im still learning here so be easy on me here.
I have an old Compaq Presario v5000 Desktop, I no longer have the original monitor for the screen, which seemed to some control the sound, ive read in other threads its VIA 646a?.
Anyway, before I get too lost, Can I simply throw in a sound card under the current graphics card, there appears to be a slot here? all the original sound is through the motherboard..
HP Drivers: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
I want to perform a Windows repair on a Compaq Presario desktop computer but the person doesn't have an OS CD. I think what Compaq does is put the setup files for windows on a seperate partition so you install it using their recovery console. However, if you do this then it reformats the hard drive no matter what. This is NOT what I want to do. So my question is, if I can get my hands on a Windows XP Home full install CD (The computer came with Home) and enter in the CD key that came on the side of the Compaq, will it work correctly? Thanks.
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Last year, I did a clean install of Windows Vista Basic 32-bit in this computer and then donated it to a neighbor.
Its motherboard has SiS 760 graphics, but the heatsink on the chip was broken off and I was concerned about overheating, so I installed a NVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP card.
The computer has been working fine since I set it up.
The neighbor contacted me today about the display alternating between normal size and too large, depending on when and how many times the computer is restarted.
I discovered the display adapter in the Device Manager to be on "Standard VGA Adapter" instead of on "NVIDIA GeForce 6200".
Thinking the neighbor had accidentally uninstalled the driver while uninstalling some other programs, I checked the Programs And Features list and saw it still listed there.
I decided to uninstall the driver and then install a more current version.
To my surprise, the current version and a few older versions refused to install because they detected the graphics device as incompatible.
I know the AGP card hasn't died because the monitor is connected to it and displaying.
I'm really stumped at this point, so I'm hoping someone has a solution.
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A friend brought me their Compaq Presario SR2173wm running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. (reason: It was too slow for them, I should clean it up / update anti virus and stuff)
I have a workstation set up with confirmed working peripherals and monitor. I plugged in VGA cord, PS2 keyboard, USB mouse and Power cable.
At first, it turned on and I was met with the log on screen. The odd thing is that since the mother board doesn't have a working speaker, it doesn't have beeps. (not even the 1 good beep)
I put the supplied password and it was running really slow. This was late at night, and I decided to work on it in the morning. I let it go to sleep and didn't worry about it. The power light was blinking amber. I went to bed.
Next day, it was completely off! (My other computer was on, and was woken up with a shake of the mouse) This Compaq did not.
I power cycled the computer, even removed the power cord for several minutes.
It turned on, the lights come on, the fans turn, the hard drive spins up, the keyboard's LEDs flashed, but no signal is reaching the monitor. I let it stay like this for over 5 minutes to see if it would finally come on. (since it's a slow PC) Nothing.
Things I have tried to no avail:
confirming VGA cable & montior still work on other systems - they do power cycle the machine re-plug in all the peripheral cords, then turn on opened the case to try other things: reseated the RAM replugged the PSU cables to the Mobo reseated the on... Read more
bios flash? there should be a jumper connecting the bois circuitry, just take that out of its existing position and move it along 1 pin, it should look like this at the moment/
now you need to move that jumper down 1 pin and turn the computer on (it wont do anything when you switch on) turn it off again, move the pin back to how it was and turn back on, the bios should now be flashed and hopefully that should bring back the signal.
I have an old Compaq Presario MV540 that I use just for games. It's running on Windows XP.
I had two user accounts on the computer that were password protected. Somehow, my lovely brother figured out my password and got into my account. He then changed my password along with his password. Then he forgot both of them (what a genius). We tried unsuccessfully to figure out the passwords for sometime. When that didn't work, he kept pressing random buttons (he just keeps getting smarter) and somehow, he set a COMPUTER password. So when we turn on the computer, it won't even go to the account page now. It has a black screen and asks us to type in a "Computer password" which he doesn't know. I'd like to get this ordeal over with and just reset the whole computer (nothing on there is worth saving anyway). We don't have any recovery CDs or the Windows XP CDs anymore as we had thrown them out when we got a Mac for general usage.
How can we resolve this? Can I do anything without a recovery CD? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Hi and Welcome,
It sounds as if it's the BIOS p/w that's been re-set in which case this may not work. But ... if you can boot from a CD why not try and install Ubuntu? A free & legal Linux operating system? It would make the machine usable.
How to install http://seogadget.co.uk/the-ubuntu-installation-guide/ version has changed, but method the same.
Hope this is some help?
I acquired this desktop about 2 weeks ago. It's 3 - 4 years old and came with Windows 98SE originally installed, but the owner upgraded it to Windows XP SP1 several months ago. The file system was left in FAT32 format and was not converted to NTFS format.
The Western Digital Caviar WDC100AA hard drive is rated at 10 GB, but shows the following in My Computer:
HARD( C: ) - 7.35 GB
SYSTEM_SAV( D: ) - 1.94 GB
Other than the files in the Recycle Bin and in System Restore containing the same information in both partitions, everything else appears to be Compaq-related files that are years old.
What would be the best way to consolidate all 9.29 GB into the C: partition and do away with the D: partition, and what would be the best program to use?
Don't tell me to reformat the hard drive and start from scratch because that's not what I want to do.
Look at Partition Magic to do that job.
Don't assume all the data will be safe in doing it, backup beforehand.
i have a compact preserio pc, about 8 yrs old, I am unable to remove a disk. the tray opens, and disk stays inside. I have opened the front cover, can see the disk, can move it back a bit, but doesn't seem to be enough space to grab it with pliers. can you assist. is it a matter of removing the entire tray. thanks.
hi. I fixed the problem. my fault. I didn't place the disk on the tray properly when loading. my pc told me that by not completely closing, but in a seniors moment, I automatically pushed the tray in. this cause the disk to slide over, and past the spindle. I could see the disk, but couldn't grasp it, till I had an eureka moment. I wrapped some sticky side out duct tape around the blade of a long knife, being careful to secure the end towards the handle with sticky side down duct tape. then I simply guided the knife under the disk, with sticky side up under the disk, and removed it. another use for duct tape. usually duct tape is placed on my mouth. thanks for all of your assistance, as I didn't see the same solution already posted. but I am happy anyway.message edited by bobmackie9 more replies
A friend of mine brought me her Compaq Presario S5140WM Desktop PC for help installing a new graphics card. What I found was that her computer was soo infected with viruses and spyware that some of the files needed to install the new drivers was corrupted and the hardware driver install failed. I ran an online virus scan from Trend Micro (Housecalls) and used Spybot S&D and Ad-aware SE to clean up what I could. After all that, I ran another online scan using Panda Active Scan and the results of that scan showed that she still had spyware and a number of Trojans which Housecalls was not detecting. I recommend that she back up all critical files and run the HP recovery program which was located on it's own partition on her HDD. It seems that she must have encountered some sort of a problem with the recovery because Windows now reports that she has less than 100MB of HDD space available on an 80 gig HDD.
She really doesn't want to go through the process of running the recovery again. Is there a way of correcting this by other means? Before she ran the System Recovery, she had approximately 41 gigs free on the HDD. From what she is telling me, it sounds like Windows created a complete system backup that was not deleted once System Recovery was completed.
What do you think.
I would run the recovery again, and pay special attention for option to format the drive before installing windows.
HP (I believe) calls it a destructive install - as it wipes the partition removing all data from it.
Since I upgrade to win 7 not getting no sound from my speakers. It says no audio output device is installed. can someone tell me what to do?Thanks
Welcome to the forums! Windows 7 has some inbuilt diagnostics to check for your sound issues Go to control panel and select troubleshooting your sound devices You can also go thorugh this thread at microsoft answers If you still have a problem with your sound device make sure that is compatabile with windows 7,you may need to run the windows 7 upgrade advisor If the upgrade advisor finds the required drivers it will point out the link to you. Hope this helps
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i dont know anything about computers so i will need a detailed explanation and i need to know how to fix it!! it just stays on the compaq screen
Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?
Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.
Restart the computer during the boot process repeatedly tap "F8" you should get
the Advanced Options.
Let us know if able to get the system to boot with either option.
Hi, My Computer a Compaq Presario SR1810NX with Windows XP Home Edition SP2 is having an issue with it wont get past the Compaq Logo Screen, like, I press the power button the PC powers on, Fan Speeds up and then slows down as normal, keyboard lights flash as normal and the Compaq Logo along with the v3.48 and ESC = Boot Menu options appear on screen, the things is that it wont get past this screen, it just sits there at the Compaq screen, the keyboard and mouse dont seem to be interacting with the PC since I press ESC or F10 for boot mode or system recovery but the PC wont answer at all, I've already Disconnected power source unplugged mouse, keyboard all but PC is doing the same thing just sitting at the Compaq Logo Screen, the computer doesnt make any sound at all no beeps or anything, it wont let me access Windows at any time, recent installations well could be that I just installed a Mobile Bandwidth Card just a couple of weeks ago, and also just a few days ago I connected my iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen to the computer and the computer wont recognize it at all, not even charging, I know this might be a virus or malicious software, but my computer has barely connected to the internet in the last weeks (I couldn't pay the Internet and I had to use my friend's Mobile Bandwidth Card I mentioned before) all I did while in Internet with the Mobile Bandwidth was some schoolwork and youtube videos, I need help urgently with this since I have to deliver a very important proyect for scho... Read more
Try a power drain.
1. Unplug power cord
2. Hold power button in for 60 seconds or more then let go
3. Plug in power cord
4. turn on the power and try to boot to setup (BIOS)
If it enters the BIOS then you should be able to just press F5 to reset to defaults and then F10 to save and exit. The PC should work now.
However, if after the power drain you still can not get in the BIOS than there is a MAJOR problem which would require some type of repair.
Cant find the neccessary drivers for the internet have been here
None of the drivers for ethernet or my wireless card work ???
This is a friends latop they had a virus so i reformatted and now no internet via wirless or wired
any help appreciated.
The virus was a virut file infecter virus so i was afraid to save any of the drivers for fear of reinfection.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 220.127.116.11
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102547 MB, Free - 89975 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9, 83.21, CND80437PP
If any more info is needed let me know!!!
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This is the link to the PC: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00770214&cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3264373
I upgraded the integrated graphics to a GeForce 7600 GS at around November last year and added an extra Gig of RAM, but I'm finding I need a better upgrade now.
So, please recommend me a FULL upgrade, UK retailers only and I have no problem with ordering things online. So, processor, graphics card, power supply etc. Obviously everything has to work with the PC at hand. Please also link me to the cheapest possible parts.
I'm not sure how much money I will have to spend on the upgrades, so I would appreciate if people answered with both cheaper and more expensive variants to the choices you give me.
Thanks in advance!
its never going to be a ferrari
all you can do is
install a better psu @ 600w @ 60 quid or so with that you can install a much bigger and better graphics card with its own memory say a gtx 240 260 etc etc @ 70 to 100 quid
make sure running dual channel 4gb package of ram so 2x2gb and sell what you have now @£50
and for the bees knees a velovirapter hard drive 160gb 10000rpm , put operating system on that and use your drive now as backup etc
if considering a processer upgrade then quite honestly a new comp and sell yours would be better in the long run
I have the above PC and was hoping to increase the Ram size from 2gig to 4 gig.
I had a fruitless chat with Sony tech support (as usual) and they inform me that 2gig is the max for my machine.
The mobo has 4 ram slots 184pin config and at the moment is carrying 4 x 512m memory sticks type PC3200U and was hoping to fit 4x 1gig type PC3200U sticks. Unfortuately the PC takes for ever to boot with 4 x 1gig sticks in.
Can anyone advise if this machine is at its max of 2gig or can the BIOS be pursuaded to see 4gig?
Hopefully I can workout the new 4 x 1gig sticks config, if not I will have to return them to the supplier. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hmmm....guess my enquiry does not attract the same attention as game machines and building new computers...did get 63 viewers though but no enlightenment.
Ive only had this computer since october. I upgraded to 8.1 about 1 month after it came out. I did notice after this that my computer didn't always boot first time - but no real problems - but on friday it loaded a blank desktop - that saturday refused to load at all - and I had to do a reset. After the upgrade to 8.1 failed - it got stuck on 'protecting your files' - Yet another reset. I was thinking Hardware - but since running on plain win 8 its been fine...
Any thought ?
Check your Model here:
HP & Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 - Update | HP? Official Site
Originally Posted by HP
Update your system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?
Please provide your PC Product Number to find out:
• If HP has tested your computer with Windows 8.1
• If there are Windows 8.1 update instructions available for your PC
I made the huge mistake of deciding to wipe ME and re-load an operating system (XP) onto a Compaq destktop PC (800mhz).
To cut a long story short, with the re-formatted hard drive installed (NTFS), upon trying to get the PC to boot from the CD ROM to install XP it will not go any further than telling me that it cannot detect an operating system. It doesn't want to let the bootable CD ROM take over, although you can hear the CD ROM spinning, as if trying initiate a boot-up. I have tried everything - trying different CD ROMs, different ribbon cables, unplugging other hardware etc etc, but it always stops at the aforementioned message.
When I go into the BIOS to see if I can alter the settings to force the PC to only boot up from the CD ROM (and try other things), the command (F10) to make changes, or to save the changes and exit will not work. It is as if the feature has been locked to stop anyone altering the BIOS settings. I haven't come across this before.
Does anyone happen to know if this is something that these brand name mass-produced PCs have done to them in the factory? If so, is there a way round the problem? Any other suggestions would be gratefully received!
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i have a compaq presario 5BW220 5000 series pc,
633mhz intel celeron processor
11mb allocated as video memory
no grafix card (but would it help any,)
those are the specs i was to maximise the power of it so i play n64 emulators (they already work just are slow) i was wondering what would be the best way to upgrade my computer for the least amout of money (>50$) so i can use n64 emulators that work almost perfectly, people from another site i posted on said that n64 emulation is 90% cpu so i figure i would get a 1ghz processor, there was a guy their that recomended that he said he has one and 1964 (n64 emu) works perfectly (or course i dont know the rest of the specs of him computer)
so what i want to know is a 1ghz processor compatible with my computer, (i know it is but i have never updates the bios so i dont know) (i am using xp home) and i dont know if that updated the bios or not. any help will be grealy apriciated, thanks again.
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I have a Compaq 7000 7EL140 and was wondering if anyone knew what socket the cpu might be....it is a Pentium 3 733 mhz and was thinking about upgrading the cpu a bit, I have checked the Compaq website and found everything except for the hardware specs I need. Thanks.
Why doesn't that surprise me?
Don't know all that this application tells you, but gives gobs of info about your system. Sort of like Belarc on steroids:
Also, check out the mobo tools on this site:
I have a Compaq Presario 1200 XL series laptop that is no longer recognizing the internal modem. It is an old laptop that someone is wanting to use at home now, and needs the modem. I talked with someone at CDW that told me that the modem (part# 1456vql1q-2) is no longer available. Does anyone know of somewhere that I may be able to purchase a replacement, or maybe another modem that will work with this laptop. I know that Compaq is very proprietary in their equipment, so am not sure if I can replace with a defferent modem.
Thanks for any help.
another piece of info. It has a removeable pcmcia card hard drive, so I would rather go the internal route, since with a pcmcia modem, they wouldn't be able to have both the modem and hard drive in at the same time.
You might try eBay but doubt you'll find one. I assume you removed the modem from the Device Manager and tried to set it up again? Does it have an USB port? An external modem via a com port or USB may be the way to go.
So I log out the evening before on my HP Presario SR1010 and when I try to restart on the next AM.... nothing! No screen or message, no signal output, just a long, continuos, intermittent beep of about 2-3 seconds. A situation that has never occured before. After removing each peripheral individually and restarting after each removal, nothing changes. I opened up the chasis and cleaned it thoroughly, removed the boards, cleaned and replaced them, nothing changed. I've checked for a beep code but haven't found a similar description. Any thoughts or suggestions ?
has a relatively long list of beep codes. Your PC uses Award BIOS. I didn't totally understand your description of the beep, but from what I could tell it seems to be a memory problem, though I may be off on that.
I take it you did reseat the memory? If not you should try that, if that doesn't fix it you'll want to remove the memory sticks one module at a time to see if the board eventually stops beeping on you. If it does, you can diagnose which stick is bad and should be replaced.
The other problem that may fit your beep is a bad power supply. That's difficult to test unless you have another, either in a second computer or just extra. Check to make sure it is powerful enough to run your machine!
I have a Gigabyte Socket 775 motherboard with an AGP video card, and I want to upgrade to a system that has PCI express X 16 for a new video card. The thing is, I dont want to see my 2gb PC3200 dual channel kit go to waste because all the new motherboard are DDR2 only.
So is it too late to upgrade to 939? With the money saved without getting new memory for conroe boards or AM2, and the relativly inexpensive price for a 939 board, I can get a Athlon 64 X2 3800 for 939 which is much, much faster than my current cpu, and get PCIX16 video card support, all the things that I exactly want!
Works For Me
Sounds like you have thought things out. If you want to save your DDR I (thats what it is called now) a socket 939 motherboard is the way to go. Still avaiable for the present, and socket 939 dual core processors are coming down in price. Just make sure your memory is compatiable with the new motherboard. You should be good for a while, although the future belongs to DDR II.
I have a compaq presario. I have 2Gig memory. I changed services from ATT to comcast internet. now my pc needs to be wiped clean and set up again but when I got the computer I did not get the discs. how can I do this without discs> it wont open up the internet even though I am connected.
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sir, can u help me, i can't fint my driver for compaq presario v3760TU
previously, i used vista home basic but i convert to window seven.. but i can't find my driver in hp/compaq driver web.. plzz help me..
-sory for my english so bad..
Were you at this Hp/Compaq download page ?
Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V3760TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)&
ok I hace a compaq that is all messed up. lets see one day the monitor would not work after a storm. Bought another, For a while the screen would be blue but change back to normal. The pc also would have a hard time starting up after it was in idle. We would do a hard start and for a while that worked. Now when I try to start it it turns on but the monitor says no vga/dvi input. There is also none of the preverable beeps that are supposed to be there so in short (well long)the motherboard is fried? So do I use it as a planter in the yard or is there a way to get it up and running. It runs on XP media center it has a micro ATX form factor motherboard it is also an AMD 64 Anthlon. ram is 256 mb 1Rx16 pc 4200 ddr2 533 mhz. With all that said can I just replace the motherboard and reinstall the reinstallation disks and be up and running? ( if it could only be so easy) What about the cpu. i know many questions here thanks for patients. Please help me. Tina
does your system have agp or pciex (or even pci) slot free? Is the graphics on board? It sounds like a graphics card problem, even if it is onboard. I'd try a replacement card (even if it's just a pci card) and see what happens...
I have purchased a Compaq Presario 600 with an Athlon XP 2200+ processor. I do not have a copy of Windows XP to wipe it with. Is there any way with the installed XP that I can refresh this system and remove data frome previous owners? Or Can I load Win 98?
Compaqs usually have a hidden partition with all the factory loaded software on it in an image format. As long as it does and you can figure out how to access it you could probable do that - but you almost likely need the XP Product key and may need to reactivate XP after the recovery. XP can only be install on one machine at a time - so if they are still using it you are out of luck.
Watch the boot up for any recovery messages or take a trip to www.Compaq.com and look up the info for your make/model.
How do you access the Bios on a Compac Presario 4110. I keep getting the message 162 Sytems Options not set. 163 Time and Date not set. Having visited Compac they were not a lot of help. Downloading the software recommeded by them was a waste of time, still got the above message. Tried all the usual keystrokes etc no good. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I friend of mine purchased this Presario in 2004. She hasn't had internet since about 2006, so she hasn't had any of the updates since then. I brought her tower home with me since I have internet to load her updates. We're trying to get it internet ready. When I brought it home last week nothing would open. So yesterday she gave me the system recovery disc. I started with the Standard Recovery, but there were too many files that it couldn't recover. So I then decided to do a full recovery. After the full recovery it was rebooting and it told me that not all the system could reload and I couldn't hit okaybecause it wouldn't read / acknowledge my mouse. So, I unhooked her computer and rehooked mine to see what her alternatives were. I found a website, they wanted to know all the things it wouldn't oload. All I can remember is that it was things that could me downloaded later like: Norton, AOL, Adobe, MSN, and QuickTime.
So, I unhoked mine and rehooked her's up (and booted up my laptop). When her's came back up it's saying: NTLDR is missing Pres Control + Alt +Delete to Restart
My question for you is there anyway I can save her conputer? She doesn't have a lot of funds, being a singe mother of a 7 yr old and I'm just a good friend trying to help her out.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide
I decided to see what happened when I ctrl alt delete and then decided to do another recovery. Here's some more info (could not recover errors):
1. C:\WINDOWS\Help\SB\Training\WXPPer\Content\Wave\[email protected]
9. (Black screen instead of error message)
then all of after about 20% a big blue screen with following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. IF this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup... Read more
My landlady's Compaq Presario SR1103WM is acting up and I'm pretty certain it is the PSU going out because the symptoms are the same as my PC had when it's PSU went belly up on me. It starts booting up fine until Windows XP Home starts loading, than it resets. I used a WinXP disk to repair the boot files and MBR with no effect, so we decided to reinstall Windows (been needing to do that anyway). Before doing that though, I was going to try recovering pictures of her grandkids by using a Linux Live CD, and ran into the same problem with it, so that eliminated Windows problems.
To the best of my knowledge, that leaves the PSU (likely) or the memory (possible) as the probable causes. I running Memtest86+ on it tonight to eliminate that cause.
Please correct me if I'm wrong in my diagnosis or if I am missing anything, but if I'm right about the PSU, that brings me to my main problem. I have heard that many Compaq models have proprietary PSUs so that you can't use off-the-shelf parts to replace them and have to buy one from them at a higher price. Is that the case with this model or can I order one from Newegg? I looked up the PC on Compaq's web site, and it didn't even say what PSU it has.
Thank you in advance.
Memtest86+ has compleated 34 cycles with zero errors. Looks like it is the PSU.
Had to default my laptop now when it starts to load windows
says starting windows setup is preparing computor for first use
welcome message comes up then says windows could not complete installation,.to complete restart the installation
i press ok and goes over again starting windows
What's the part/product number(P/N) on that Compaq Presario laptop?
You appear to have a CQ61 series model, so we need to confirm which one you have.
There should be a dash and additional characters after CQ61.
Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and really need your help. I have a compaq presario desktop sr1725an and I need to run a complete recovery on the system. I have tried everything the hp site tells me, but so far nothing works. I really need recovery discs for this computer, it currently has xp loaded. Does anyone know where I can download recovery disks for this computer, I want to restore it to its factory settings.
Please, any help would be great.
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I recently bought this machine and at first it worked fine. Last time i used it no probs and even shut it off correctly. The other day I went to turn it on and nothing. The led light that says that it is pluged in is on but now it is not charging the battery. I can get it to come on enough to hear that it is running but it is not booting and the screen remains black. I contacted that previous owner but she said she never had any problems with it. I want to see if it can be fixed, cheeply if possible, befor I do anything else. Thanks for the help.
Sounds like your gonna have to get you hands dirty and take the cover off. Remove the cover and start pulling out parts. ;-)
The best way to troubleshoot a machine is to only boot with the bare requirements.
CPU, RAM, VIDEO CARD...over course power supply...
I'd take out all other parts and PCI card, remove all hard drive cables and floppy cables. Take note which way the RED LINE goes when you put it back together...
If you have MOVED the computer recently, IE transported the computer in the back of your car truck, you might want to try and RESEAT the video card, and RAM. Shipping a computer in the mail and it arriving DOA at the customer more than likely points to a video card that needs to be reseated. Lucky for us, most new motherboard come with AGP slot lock thank goodness...
I realise this is possibly not the right room for this, but here goes.
Compaq presario V5000 laptop started giving consistant BSOD on start up, no boot (even safemode possible)
*** STOP 0x000000c2 (0x00000043, 0xDFFE8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Ran linux did memory and hard drive check, seems ok. Have got all my data off and trying to recover the computer to a working state, but turns out the Compaq recovery DVDs i made invoke windows XP, this of course brings on the blue screen of im at the end of my tether.
Any suggestions, as I havn't got a scratch startable version of windows (as they don't give away them anymore.)
Thanks in advance.
ok why can you use your restore cd to boot the the laptop with pressing F11 when booting the laptop,then follow the instruction.
i also have problem with mind i can not used it anymore because i have accident i lost my restore cd for compaq presario v5000.
can you please copy and send them via my e-mail,[email protected]
if you done mined.
presario 1270, win se (non compaq) os, lcd went dim over 2 weeks and then dark while i was still running compaq 98 os. works well on external crt and current os. lcd is working but too dark to use. suspect inverter? or some other problem with backlighting. any suggestions to diagnose or repair would be appreciated. D.Rees
Backlight is out no doubt, screen look fine with flash light held up to it? Not much you can do for that, doubtful you can replace that unless you are pretty seriously technical.
Right heres a very specific enquiry...
I have a Compaq Presario SR2125UK
Im looking to upgrade the graphics to a BFG 8800 GTS OC 320MB or the 640mb.
First question is can my processor handle it? (Intel Pentium D 915)
I know i have to upgrade the ram so im purchasing 4GB of DDR2 RAM for about £50 and im replacing the PSU probably with an OCZ Stealth 600W PSU. Do that sound viable? Ive only got 32bit windows so i know im loosing out on some ram but its a package deal lol.
I have tried reading into all the requirements for these upgrades such as power connectors from PSU to graphics card and motherboard and think i got a bit lost.
The BFG requires 12v of something which the OCZ provides along with more than enough power (425w required for BFG), plus both the motherboard and the PSU are PCI express compatible. And i have an extra slot to accommodate the doubledecked size of the BFG.
In terms of the required power connectors i was a bit lost. The OCZ said it has a 6/8 PCI express pin which is what the BFG requires but can somebody shed some light on this?
But im really just concerned that it was going to fit and work!
These purchases come to around about £150 so dont want to be thinking for another 100 squid i could have just bought a XBox 360! lol
Basically Im asking advise on the above upgrade decisions and any tips anyone has on installing these?
Any help would be appreciated, im sick of only being able to run pre-2005 games on a pc bought in 2007! I was pretty suc... Read more
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I have a Compaq Presario running xp professional with a phone jack for internet connection(no Ethernet port). I would like to connect it to my att frontier modem that uses cat 5. I bought a j5 jue130 gigabit Ethernet adapter(that has a j45 to usb).I would like to know if this computer is capable of connecting to my service and if so how do I configure my computer. I loaded the correct driver for the adapter but can't get connection.
Have you looked at using the computer with a wireless connection from your modem ?
Check with your Internet Service Provider for setting it as wireless.. Who is your ISP ?
Any Good ?
Its a presario 5000, i ran the belarc advisor tool to see what kind of memory i have, it said i have PC133, so i ordered some more, well, for the heck of it, i removed the memory in it to clean the board and the sticker on the factory memory says PC100!! so will PC133 memory still work with this thing even though it has PC100 in it now?
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Ive been wanting to get my old computer running for awhile. i took it in, to get checked, and the guy said that the hard drive was blown. He told me that i had to get the full quick restore disc set if i wanted to put a new hard drive in to get it working(he said it consisted of 2 discs, he explainted to me why but it went in 1 ear and out the other). Well i called and told them that i need a full quick restore disc set for the model number 5170. I got it in the mail today but there is only 1 disc . Is there really 2 quick restore discs or did that guy have no idea what he was talking about? Also can i just use the 1 quick restor disc to put in a new hard drive and get my comp running again?
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